Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial Study of Aternatives and Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service Eagledale Ferry Dock study team has completed the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial Study of Alternatives. The study was prepared in response to Public Law 107383.
It is with great pleasure that we transmit to you a copy of the final report Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial Study of Alternatives and Environmental Assessment. This study was recently transmitted to Congress for their consideration in accord with Public Law 107-363, the Bainbridge Island Japanese Memorial Study Act of 2002.
As directed by Congress, the study contains a range of alternatives for consideration, and identifies the "Most Effective and Efficient Management Alternative", which is study Alternative C. This approach recognizes the strong partnership arrangement with units of local government on Bainbridge Island in the future management, operation and protection of the site. Alternative C would also establish the Memorial as a part of the Minidoka Internment National Monument in Idaho, along with maintaining a formal interpretive and educational relationship with Manzanar National Historic Site in California.
We want to specifically recognize the contributions of our study team partners listed in the Appendix A of the study. These include representatives from the City of Bainbridge Island, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District, the Bainbridge Island Historical Society, the Bainbridge Island World War II Nikkei Internment and Exclusion Memorial Committee, various subject matter experts and the former internees themselves for all of their efforts and the long hours spent working collaboratively on this study. We also want to acknowledge the excellent public input and comment that we received during the course of the study. The final product is a better one because of your involvement.
We look forward to the prospect of working together with our many partners to preserve this important piece of our collective national history.
Superintendent Minidoka Internment National Monument
Dr. Stephanie Toothman, Chief of Cultural Resources Division, Pacific West Region
Neil King, Superintendent, Minidoka Internment NM, (208)837-4793
Stephanie Toothman, Chief of Cultural Resources, Pacific West Region,(206)220-4139
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